Jadwiga Emilewicz

Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Development
Age 43, Poland
for prioritising dialogue with start-up community in public administration
startup ecosystem
digital economy

About Jadwiga Emilewicz

Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Economic Development. Responsible for: supervising the authorities and organizational units subordinate to the Minister. She supervises the implementation of the Digital Poland 2014-2020 Program and coordinates issues in the area of information society. She is responsible for issues related to the development and coordination of the implementation of strategic and program documents in economy and for activities conducive to the growth of competitiveness and innovativeness of Polish economy.

In 1999-2002, she worked in the Department of Foreign Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister.In 2009, she was appointed the Head of the PRL (the People’s Republic of Poland) Museum in Krakow. She is a councillor of the Małopolska Regional Assembly and the Chairperson of the Innovation and New Technology Committee. She is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University. Jadwiga Emilewicz started working on her doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of International and Political Studies, the Jagiellonian University.

She was a scholar of the Oxford University and the American Council on Germany, Dräger Foundation, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. Since 2003, she has been collaborating with the Tischner European University in Krakow. Jadwiga Emilewicz is a social activist and the author of numerous scientific publications. She was the President of the “Lepsza Polska” (Better Poland) Foundation.